PHILADELPHIA — Police arrested and charged two men Saturday in connection with a gun battle outside an elementary school that seriously wounded a 10-year-old boy and injured a crossing guard.
Kareem Johnson, 20, and Kennell Spady, 19, both of Philadelphia, were charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with the Wednesday morning gunfight, police Capt. Richard Ross said late Saturday.
The 10-year-old, Faheem Thomas-Childs, was shot in the face on the playground. He underwent brain surgery and remained on life support Saturday.
Dist. Atty. Lynne Abraham urged community members to turn in others involved in the shootout. "You will never be safe as long as people who shoot up the neighborhood at 9 o'clock in the morning are out there," Abraham said.